New Intel Chip Developed In Oregon

The latest Intel Corp. computer chip was developed in Oregon, a source of pride for a design team that started from scratch in 1990.

“They’re pretty proud of their accomplishments in such a relatively short period of time for an entirely new chip design,” said Bill Calder, Intel spokesman.

Intel’s 8,000 Portland-area employees consider the Pentium Pro team proof the best chip designers aren’t all working in California’s Silicon Valley.

“It has become conventional wisdom that it’s OK to work for a chip company outside the valley,” said Jim Turley, a senior editor of Microprocessor Report, an industry trade journal.

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